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Although you may not noticed, there may be a slight leak somewhere within the tube. Take some dish soap, and roll the tube and see if any air bubble comes out of the trim area, if there are tiny bubbles coming out, then its time for a new one.

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Bike tires are not like car tires. They are more porous, and rubber will let air escape naturally. They lose pressure because of the higher pressures they run. They have a larger surface-to-volume ratio which means air escapes more quickly.
Most inner tubes are made from rubber and inflate with air, therefore, anything sharp, including thorns, glass, rocks or nails, can cause damage to the inner tube and allow the air to leak out.
Tyres with innertubes made of latex rather than butyl rubber also deflate faster because latex is more permeable. If your tyres are going flat overnight, this isn`t just the natural seepage of air.
Valve Stem Leak

Flat tires aren`t always caused by a hole in the rubber. Instead, a malfunction or leak in the valve stem can be the culprit. The valve stem is the part of the tire that you unscrew when adding air. Any damage or even dirt on this small piece could cause your tire to lose air until it`s completely flat.

There are Several Possibilities as to Why Your Tires Lose Air: a hole in the tread, probably from a nail or something sharp in the road. a hole in the sidewall, probably from an encounter with something sharp on the road. a poor seal where the tire attaches to the wheel, which lets air escape.
The most common reason for a bicycle tires to not inflate when pumped, is an improper connection between the pump and the tire valve. Make sure you are using the correct type of pump (i.e. Presta or Schrader), and ensure a straight and firm connection. If this doesn`t work, then you should inspect the tire valve.
Remove the valve core on the wheel where the tire loses air slowly by inserting the removal tool tip into the stem and rotating it counterclockwise. If you see signs of corrosion, make sure to clean the stem before installing a new core. Screw a new core in place and pump the tire up.
Potholes or Curbs

Hitting a pothole or damaged curb will β€œflex” tire sidewalls, forcing them to lose a little air each time. Refilling the tire with air is usually all that`s necessary, but you should also check for any signs of tire damage after hitting a pothole, including sidewall bulging, slashes, or poor sealing.

A narrower inner tube will balloon out to fill a tyre a few millimetres wider than its recommended width – but don`t take it too far as it might explode. Likewise, a tube rated a bit wider than your tyre will usually fit, although it can be awkward to fit one that`s a lot wider than the tyre.
It`s often caused by an under-inflated tire or a hard impact against an obstacle, like a curb, manhole cover, or pothole. You can identify a pinch flat by the two, side-by-side holes it creates in the tube. The recommended psi range for your tires will be printed on their sidewall. That`s a good starting pointing.
Other frequent causes of air loss in just one tire can be from hitting curbs and potholes, which causes damage to the tire`s sidewall, forcing air out of the tire. This is an important time to check the tire for bulging or slashing and have it properly inspected for possible damage.
Regularly Check Your Air Pressure

You may not be driving your vehicle, but tires naturally lose their air over time. Regularly check your tire pressure to make sure it still matches manufacturer recommendations, and add air if they`ve lost too much.

While uncommon, it`s fairly simple for vandals to let the air out of your tyres. If your tyres have become deflated but there`s no visible damage to the tyre itself, this could well be the source of the problem.
Rapid deflation: While there`s nothing to suggest that low-profile tires get flats more often, they will deflate significantly quicker if a flat does happen. The tires require less air because they are thinner, which means that there`s less air to lose should they be punctured.
Air pressure – Air pressure in your tire gets lower as the temperature drops. This means that a tire inflated at room temperature will have a much lower pressure when ridden near freezing. Lower pressures increase the possibility of pinch flats.
To find very small leaks, bring the tube close to your face to feel for air or listen for a hiss, or submerge it in water and look for bubbles. The valve: If the valve stem or base is cut, cracked or severely worn, it may be leaking. If so, the entire tube will need to be replaced.
It could be dangerous to drive when a tire has a slow leak, but sometimes it can`t be helped. If you must go in such a situation, keep the speed down as much as possible and stay off highways.
Crackling, squeals and feedback, excessive noise and muddiness or low output are all evidence of tube problems. Power tubes. The two main symptoms of a power tube problem are a blown fuse or a tube that begins to glow cherry red. Either are typically indicative of a power tube failure.
Ideal Tire Pressure

Tire pressure between 32 to 35 PSI is most suitable for most vehicles. However, one can go as low as 20 PSI (although that is not recommended). Anything below 20 PSI is considered a flat tire.

If the leak is caused by a damaged valve, a trained tire technician can typically replace the valve at a minimal cost. In some cases, however, the tire may need replaced. If the leak is caused by a damaged wheel, a tire technician may be able to reseat and seal the tire using a bead sealer.
Is it Safe to Drive? If your tire pressure is only slightly low, you should be able to drive safely for a few more miles until you can add air. Tire pressure that is extremely low can lead to tire failure. This can result in a blowout, which can be extremely dangerous.
Most properly set up wheels will hold air for a few minutes to a few hours without sealant so this is a great place to check your setup before adding sealant. If your taping job is compromised in any way and the air is leaking into the rim cavity, it will typically expel or be heard through the valve stem hole.
Tighten the valve to hand tight. Do not overtighten – this can cause leaking and make the valve impossible to remove on the trail if you get a flat.

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Sometimes my tube looses air it does not do this all the time whats the problem?
ANSWER : Although you may not noticed, there may be a slight leak somewhere within the tube. Take some dish soap, and roll the tube and see if any air bubble comes out of the trim area, if there are tiny bubbles coming out, then its time for a new one.

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Protruding tube the air was not let out of the tube during a hot time last year and the tube developed an acorn look, protruding in the center, can we ger a new tube? If so where and how much?
ANSWER : Never really got into river rafting sounds like fun though. Anyways if you seach on the internet you can find sevylor merchandise. You can just about purchase anything on the internet anymore. Here is the website http://www.sevylor.com/dyn_category.php?k=77452, you can click on this link and go straight to it. If you dont want to purchase it online you can use the websites dealer locator and find a store in your area. Good luck hope you have fun.

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I have a Scuba Pro X650a regulator. After having the unit serviced this winter I used it last month for the first time in St. Croix.

The first day of diving went fine. However, as the week progressed I noticed that when taking in a breath the regulator continued to trickle air at a very small rate. While not enough to be concerned about safety at this point it has become an annoyance both from the fact that bubbles continue to trickle past my ears and air usage has increased. This is an intermittent problem.

I had it looked at by 2 certified Scuba Pro Dive shops and they could not find anything wrong with it though one did lower the first stage pressure just to a bit to see if that would work. I also cycled the control lever position for “dive” and “surface” intervals to ensure that there were no sticking problems.

It does appear that the problem is intermittent and that it only occurs when the regulator is under water.

In addition is there a diagram in which I can use to troubleshoot this problem?

NOTE: this version of the X650 was not on the recall list of Scuba Pro.

Any help would be appreciated.


ANSWER : Strangely enough I had the exact same problem with mine.. I’m in the caribbean I love diving and spear gun fishing.. I had one of these a year ago with the same issue I actually wound up increasing the pressure to get it to work.. It wasnt muc use cause my air ran out at a faster rate. Was never able to fix ,, A buddy of mine had the same issue ,, wound up replacing the swivle vale and this helped for a week and then back to the same old .. I then changed to the Aqualung Mikron Regulator had no issues and it works great .. Quite frankly I think we had bad ones here but I’m not sure where you got yours. If you wish you can replace the swivle valve (most likely cause) but I’ll just change the unit and get another..

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My gun just beeps when i pull the trigger even when hooked up to hpa.battery is new.last time i used the gun just before it messed up i had it hooked to o2 and it would fire then beep ,i have a anti syphon tube installed to. the air shot out the asa instead of the reg when i took off the tank.usually gun holds air with tank off then you shoot it to get rid of stored air,this time it shot out the asa????
ANSWER : You have probably messed up your solenoid, did you fire the marker straight up with the o2? I would make sure that all of the board settings are back to factory default especially the dwell and reattempt with compressed air. If the marker is still not firing get your hands on a new solenoid for it.

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I have a tippmann custom pro with a cyclone feeder. I recently got the SAW stock to put on it and encountered some problems many times after I reassembled the gun. I took it apart at least 5 times before I thought it was fixed but now ive encountered another problem. I believe it has to do with the cyclone feeder not responding or something is out of line in the gun. When I picked up the gun to shoot, no paint came out so I took off the CO2 and the barrel and saw that the paintball was 1/3 inside the gun. I also have a problem when im shooting it sometimes does really fast burst. Thank you
ANSWER : Hi there. Tippmann markers are super tough to make sure that they are put back together properly. The stupid clamshell design plus all the little, under engineered parts make it difficult to get it back together properly, especially after installing a stock. I was in the paintball industry for 10 years but have been out of it for a little bit, but i was one of the founding members of Uprising Nation and was a gunsmith/ salesman for PaintballOnline.com / Xtremes. Now with that said…I even had trouble with the tippmann 98’s…and I can rebuild an autococker with my eyes closed but can sometimes be stumped by the tippy’s bad design. It is really tough to diagnose an issue on these guns without looking at it. You may have the ball detent backwards,l missing a pin, sometimes the after market stocks on those are a little too large on the outside diameter preventing the internals from properly seating. The cycloce system may be off due to the valves not meing properly aligned or the connecting rod not being in all the way. Many times though it is incorrect installation of the detent or the deternt gets damages. That little orange peice of **** flap is a mance. I would start there.

It may seem like i am bashing your gun. Im not… Once they are put together properly they work great. Just DONT TAKE THEM APART. lol. If you buy the parts at a local gun shop they will install them for free.

lol I have 6 guns for sale πŸ™‚

Have a good day

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I have a multifunction sports watch that i bought from Big W, (no brand name)

By accident i set the watch to 24 hour time, originally it was set to 12 hour time, how do i set it back? ive tried every button combo including the button combo i used when i accidently set it on 24 hour time, the instructions only say how to set the time and date, it doesnt say how to toggle between 12 hour and 24 hour time, is there a generic way to toggle it on sparts watches? btw, holding the mode button in does nothing on my watch, no matter how long i hold it in for

ANSWER : Hi. How may buttons do you have, 3 or 4 buttons?if you have the 4 buttons, try this:You need to go through the time and date settings again. The 24 and 12hr format select is at the end of time/date adjustment.To set the time and date:-press the top-left button then right-top button to set the seconds, press bottom-left button to set hour then press top-right button to adjust hour, press bottom-left button to set the minute then press top-right button to adjust minute. To set date, press the bottom-left button then press top-right button to adjust month, press bottom-left button then top-right button to adjust day and finally press bottom-left button to set the time format then press top-right button to select 12hour format. Press top-left button when done.Since you have a generic sports watch, it is hard to write specific instructions to set the time format. If your watch has different ways of setting the time, just remember that the 12/24hour format is usually at the end of time and date adjustment.Let me know if you have questions. Good luck.

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Suddenly stops recodring
ANSWER : I love my Sanyo mp3 recorder I’ve been using it in church for 4 or 5 years. It never quits it can hold an extra gig with a chip and i can plug it into my computer to upload it in seconds. I say replace the old recorder

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